Not Raising One’s Gaze to the Heavens

The Prophet of Allah, peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, forbade us to raise our gaze to the heavens during prayer. He said:

“When any one of you is praying, he should not lift his gaze to the heavens, lest he lose his sight.” (Recorded in Ahmad 5/294)

According to another report, he, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“What is wrong with people who lift their gaze to the heavens whilst they are praying?”

According to another report, he, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“…that they raise their gaze when they make du’a during Salah?” (Recorded in Muslim no.429)

He spoke out strongly against it to the extent that he, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“Let them stop it, or their eyesight will be taken away.” (Recorded in Ahmad 5/258)

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